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Second Hand- and Charity-Shops

Today I want to report about a concept I really appreciate: The second hand- and charity shops.
I prefer much more to go “Treasure Hunting” in these kind of shops than buying things in regular shops that 20 other people on the street also have in their room or closet. Furthermore it´s more sustainable eco-friendly to buy second hand, and in charity shops the money you spend there will be used for beneficial functions.

My three favorite shops that kind are Oxfam, Humana and Kleidermarkt.

For second hand shopping it´s worth to spend a bit more time. Then you can find really hidden treasures 🙂

Here are some of my “Booties” I found at my wanderings:

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A very nice straw hat I found at Oxfam. I trimed it a bit with Deco-flowers, feathers and ribbons.

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Here´s a spring-outfit I coordinated with the hat. The blouse and the bolero at the picture are also 2nd hand.
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Posted by on 19. July 2013 in arts&crafts, fashion, outfits, shops

 

Houses I´d love to live in…

Well, I´m in the lucky situation that I´ll move to a very nice and old art nouveau house at the end of this year. Because of this I´m currently engaged with rooms and furnitures a lot.
Therefore I considered what kind of houses would also be great to live in and made a little list:

Howl´s moving Castle:

How cool would it be to live in a moving house with a fire ghost and a magic door which can send you to different places all over the world! I also really like the old and cozy interior (after Sophie got her cleaning flash^^).

The Burrow

The exciting house of the Weasley Family with all its little magical skills would also be a nice place to spend time. I think it would never get boring in this special home.

A Hobbit Hole

I can´t imagine a more comfortable and cute house than a Hobbit´s hole! Both, outside and inside looks so inviting and to feel good that I understand why Hobbits (in general) are so homely.

Barton Cottage

The little Cottage by the coast of Devonshire where the Dashwoods from Jane Austen´s “Sense and Sensibility” had move to, after thy were ejected from Norland. Of course it´s not so impressive than a huge estate, but just that is what makes it more homelike. It has much more personality than a house with 20 rooms or more. Besides for me it would be amazing to live so close by the sea.

Crawley House

The House where Mathew and Isobell Crawley from “Downton Abbey” were accommodated when they left Manchester. It´s such a loveley and elegant home with just the right size to feel good and not too lost in.

And of course 221b Baker Street

Although the building looks rather unspectacular from the outside, it´s so great arranged from the inside with the old, victorian interior and the warm colours. It´s not posh but very welcoming. I would furnish my room at once like the living room in the 221b Baker Street!

After this little summary I´m even more excited about my own removal. And maybe I can put a little bit from my dream houses to my real house. Would be great!

 
 

Modern Victorian

Today I´ll show you a project from last year.
I made a velveteen jacket inspired by victorian patterns as you can see here http://afrocityblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/victorian-clothes.jpg.

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But I also wanted to give it a modern hint so I mixed it with a big collar on the back and zippers instead of classic sleeve rips. It´s very practical and comfortable to wear and the fabric feels so soft you always want to stroke over it.

I couldn´t resist to buy six more meters of this lovely fabric ;).

 
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Posted by on 10. July 2013 in arts&crafts, fashion

 

Teatime-Accessories

Of course my passion for nostalgic things also includes some traditions. For me, one of the most lovely traditions is the teatime. Whenever I am in Great Britain I never skip teatime (I´ll write about some Tearooms in another post) and when I´m at home I love to “celebrate” it at least at the weekend or when I meet with friends.

For the days that don´t a allow enough time for tea and scones at 5:00, I made some Accessories for comfort. They´re a mix between oldfashioned, modern and useful, I think.

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Alice´s Teatime-Bag. It has so much space inside

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This is one of my favourite bags for daily grind.

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Did I already mention that I love bags? 😉 (btw, the fabric of the teapot is from a costumized tartan skirt).

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And a Tea ´o Clock-Brooch. The Button is from an “Alice in Wonderland”-Exhibition.

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So, enjoy your afternoon 🙂

 
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Posted by on 9. July 2013 in arts&crafts, teatime

 

Music-Time

Everything goes better with music.

Especially with such a nice composition as Edward Elgar´s “Love Greeting”. It always puts me in a reminiscent, peacefull mood.

Enjoy listening 🙂

 
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Posted by on 4. July 2013 in music

 

Welcome

Hello,

I decided to make a blog about many oldfashioned things which make me happy, like old storys, books, places, movies, music and fashion. I have a passion for everything old or vintage and would like to share it here. So, hope it will be fun.

See you next time,

Mira

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